Freedom of Information Request

Free School Meals increasing costs

Received: 11 August 2022

I know that it has previously been reported that school caterers have had to cut portion sizes and consider changing menus in order to provide free school meals, because of increasing costs - due to inflation - combined with funding increases that don't mirror this inflation

If your LA provides LA maintained schools with catering services, then in the past twelve months, have they had to:

1) Decrease portion sizes for Free school meals?
2) Raise the prices of non-FSM meals
3) Have you had to top-up the funding for free school meals from other areas of your budget?

Outcome / Documents

  • Response (not held) - application/pdf - Download